Animal Shelter staff

Sutherland Shire Council animal shelter operates in partnership with City of Sydney Council. We house dogs and cats that have been abandoned, found straying or have been seized. We also find new homes for animals if they can’t be returned to their owners.

Dogs and cats can be surrendered to the shelter under certain circumstances. Contact us to discuss your situation.


We find new homes for dogs and cats of all ages, including puppies, kittens and older animals. Before adoption, dogs and cats are temperament tested, desexed, lifetime registered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter is now cashless. You can make your payment by a debit or credit card.

Low kill policy

The shelter has a 'low kill' policy. This means only dogs or cats assessed to be a danger, or who have an illness that affects their quality of life are euthanised. We are proud of our dedication in rehoming pets of all shapes and sizes.

Opening hours

By appointment only

Monday to Friday 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Contact  us

Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter